Wagakki Band - A New Sensation and Power to Wow the World

Wagakki Band has garnered over 18 million views for their cover of the Hatsune Miku song “Senbonzakura” using traditional Japanese instruments.Their fantastic abilities and new sound sensation continue to attract attention even now.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [2/2]

The music unit GARNiDELiA has released many anime tie-in songs since their major debut last year. This time, we talked with the artists about their tie-in song for the upcoming TV anime Gunslinger Stratos, which is set to start broadcasting from April, as well as what comes next for the musical duo. Looking at GARNiDELiA’s profile, the vocalist is MARiA, while the composer…

Can It Be?! Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Game Teaser Released!

Although the news was released on April Fools' day through Nintendo Direct, this Shin Megami Tensei ​X​ Fire Emblem​ ​video trailer is most certainly real!​

‘Alpacasso: The Origin’ Receives Rave Reviews! Sequel Rumors Also Fly

Alpacasso: The Origin, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!

Comiket Special 6 Photo Report: Makuhari Messe Edition

Enjoy our gallery of more than 78 photos from the event!

Comiket Special 6 Opens! Event Held at Makuhari for First Time in 25 Years

Comiket Special, a special version of the well-known Comiket (Comic Market), was held on March 28–29, 2015. The event was held at Makuhari Messe for the first time in 25 years, since 1990 (Comic Market 39), and was the event related to Comiket to have been held there since that time.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [1/2]

GARNiDELiA has given us the opening theme songs for Mekakucity Actors, The Irregular at Magic High School, and Gundam Reconguista in G. We asked the group about their upcoming performance at Sakura-Con 2015 in April.

Sakura Exhibition 2015 Soon to Tour the States

Sakura Exhibition 2015 in Tokyo is currently being held for five days March 24–28. The exhibition will also be touring the States in April.

Japanese Pro Soccer Team to Participate in Comiket Special!!

The professional soccer team Kawasaki Frontale, which even has players who participated in the World Cup, are doing a serious collaboration with otaku culture.

AnimeJapan 2015 Closes as a Grand Success!

The main area of AnimeJapan 2015 opened on the March 21, revealing displays of the newest anime information and original illustrations from popular titles.

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Slice of Life/School Edition]

Get excited - trailers for spring 2015 slice of life and school life anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list ahead of time!

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Action/Battle Edition]

Trailers for spring 2015 anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list early!

Tokyo One Piece Tower Opens on March 13!

Japan’s famous tourist spot, Tokyo Tower, has been taken over by the One Piece crew! The island of adventure, “Tongari Jima,” appears!

George & Mattsun [2/2]: A Shop Brought to Life by Latte Art

The two latte artists opened the cafe REISSUE in Harajuku, Tokyo. The slogan of the shop is “A place where you can enjoy the best latte art in the world.”

George & Mattsun [1/2]: The Pioneers of Latte Art Culture

George and Mattsun competed at the Latte 1 Grand Prix Championship held at Odaiba, Tokyo. It ended with Mattsun losing and having his face covered in pie.

Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.

Creator Interview: Laica Chrose

We explored the creative activities and the source of inspiration of Laica Chrose, winner of 2014’s TOM Prize and ARTs*LABo Prize.

Interview with Illustrator Mikeou

A talk with Mikeou, the creator behind this moe ita-curtain.

Interview: Manga Artist Shirow Miwa

We spoke with Shirow Miwa, the manga artist and illustrator behind the cover of More Heroes and Heroines.

Review: The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival - Envision the Future Through Art

An exhibition of award-winning works for the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival was open from Feb. 4–15.

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Feb. 8, 2015 21:00

New ‘Saint Seiya’ Series, ‘Soul of Gold,’ Coming in Spring

Saint Seiya, which started in 1986, is set to celebrate its upcoming 30th anniversary in 2016 with a brand new series. Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold will begin being broadcast in spring 2015.

Feb. 8, 2015 17:00

‘Gundam The Origin’ Movie Premiere and Paid Online Viewing to Be Available Worldwide at the Same Time, Release Date for Blu-ray Disc in Japan and Other Countries Also to Be the Same

‘Gundam The Origin’ Movie Premiere and Paid Online Viewing to Be Available Worldwide at the Same Time, Release Date for Blu-ray Disc in Japan and Other Countries Also to Be the Same

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, the newest movie in the Gundam series, which created the world of Universal Century, will be released on Feb. 28, 2015.

Feb. 8, 2015 13:00

‘Yo-Kai Watch’ Gets in on the Valentine’s Day Spirit: New Commercial Now On-Air for Specially Made Jibanyan Chocolate Bar

‘Yo-Kai Watch’ Gets in on the Valentine’s Day Spirit: New Commercial Now On-Air for Specially Made Jibanyan Chocolate Bar

A new TV commercial has been made for the popular product Jibanyan’s Chocolate, the same confection seen in the anime Yo-Kai Watch. The version made public this time is a Valentine’s Day version that will be available for a limited time to bring even more excitement to this time of year.

Feb. 8, 2015 09:00

The Largest in History: Gigantic Darth Vader Ice Sculpture Completed at Sapporo Snow Festival

The Largest in History: Gigantic Darth Vader Ice Sculpture Completed at Sapporo Snow Festival

The 66th Sapporo Snow Festival, the largest winter event in Japan, finally kicked off on Feb. 4. At the venue of the event, Odori Park, the largest snow sculpture in the event’s history has been unveiled.

Feb. 8, 2015 05:00

‘Blood Blockade Battlefront’ to Broadcast on MBS, MX & BS11, Amaru Miyano, Keiji Fujiwara, Hikaru Midorikawa Confirmed for Cast

‘Blood Blockade Battlefront’ to Broadcast on MBS, MX & BS11, Amaru Miyano, Keiji Fujiwara, Hikaru Midorikawa Confirmed for Cast

It has been confirmed that the TV anime Blood Blockade Battlefront will broadcast from this April on MBS, Tokyo MX, and BS11. Also, respective roles have been confirmed for the fourth round of cast members: Amaru Miyano, Keiji Fujiwara, and Hikaru Midorikawa.

Feb. 8, 2015 01:00

PV to ‘Persona 3 the Movie #3’ Has Been Released, Ryoji Mochizuki, the Key to the Story, Also Appears

PV to ‘Persona 3 the Movie #3’ Has Been Released, Ryoji Mochizuki, the Key to the Story, Also Appears

A new key visual and PV have been released for Part 3 of the Persona 3 movie, Persona 3 the Movie #3: Falling Down, set to open in theaters on April 4.

Feb. 7, 2015 21:00

‘Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches’ Broadcast to Begin on Tokyo MX in April, Episode 1 Advance Screening Event to Be Held

‘Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches’ Broadcast to Begin on Tokyo MX in April, Episode 1 Advance Screening Event to Be Held

The channels to broadcast the new April 2015 TV anime Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches have been confirmed.

Feb. 7, 2015 17:00

The Masterpiece with 30 Million Copies in Print Returns This Summer - ‘Ushio and Tora’ TV Anime Adaptation Greenlit

The Masterpiece with 30 Million Copies in Print Returns This Summer - ‘Ushio and Tora’ TV Anime Adaptation Greenlit

An anime adaptation has been greenlit for Kazuhiro Fujita’s manga Ushio and Tora previously serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday (Shogakukan) in the ‘90s.

Feb. 7, 2015 13:00

Turning Pokémon into Illustrations One By One! Fan’s Passion Can Be Felt Through This Grand Endeavor

Turning Pokémon into Illustrations One By One! Fan’s Passion Can Be Felt Through This Grand Endeavor

In July of 2013, one particular fan-initiated long-term project rolled into action. That project is none other than sen’s endeavor to draw every single Pokémon, in numerical order.

Feb. 7, 2015 09:00

‘One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3’ Gameplay Videos Introduce Tashigi, Mihawk, Smoker & Buggy to the Series

‘One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3’ Gameplay Videos Introduce Tashigi, Mihawk, Smoker & Buggy to the Series

Today, Jan. 29, 2015, Bandai Namco Games released the second round of playable character gameplay videos for its game One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) to be released on March 26.

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